The Big Red Aussie Dinner

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Nick_Farr_JonesEvery year we look to find ways to make our annual events even more exciting, especially for those of you who have attended your favourites so regularly.

This year we are focussing on a carefully selected group of celebrated wines that are often award-winning and rare examples of the two most famous red varieties of Australian wine – Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The selection will include the Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz 2011 from the Hunter Valley, the Vasse Felix Heytesbury Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 from Margaret River, the Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz 2008 from the Barossa Valley and from Jim Barry, The First Eleven Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 from Coonawarra.  

The five-course dinner created especially, to enhance the robust flavours of these wines, will be beautifully presented by Huka Lodge’s Executive Chef Paul Froggatt.

To take the great Australian theme still further we have lured Nick Farr-Jones over the Tasman to help us entertain you. Fondly remembered as the captain of the Wallabies, Nick has gone on to enjoy a successful business career, while also continuing to be in great demand as an engaging speaker.

Articulate and intelligent, Nick Farr-Jones is a natural born leader whose ability to motivate and inspire was clearly demonstrated as captain of the Wallabies during the period 1988-1992. As captain of the team that brought home the Rugby Union World Cup in 1991, the 1992 Bledisloe Cup and which convincingly defeated the Springboks in August 1992, Nick was Australia’s most capped scrum half and it’s most capped captain. 

Nick retired from professional playing in 1993 and has gone on to enjoy an equally successful corporate career, along with active family and community-based roles. Nick continues to have an active involvement in Rugby via his appearances as a rugby commentator on the UK’s Sky Sports.

A surcharge of NZ$100 + GST per person does apply for this event due to the relatively high cost and rarity of these wines.

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